OFF INTO THE WILD WET YONDER How does this...
meditation (TM) just might be better than practicing incessantly hours on end, according to U.S. neuroscientist Dr. Fred Travis.
He claims that highly successful people have highly integrated minds. The connections between different areas of their brains are powerful, their attention sharp, and their reaction time to a question or when given the ball just a little bit better than our own. This ability is called brain integration, and if you’re one of the many not naturally gifted with it, not to worry he says as TM can help.
While dismissing the age-old “practice makes perfect” adage (as well as Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule made popular in Outliers), he states, “Some people put in long hours and do not excel.” He believes that some people are just special, and he’s been trying to figure out why. That “why” he believes is brain integration, and both world-class athletes and high-level executives seem to have it.
So is TM just another fad? Possibly. Although meditation has been around for thousands of years so I’m not sure if that term really applies. But whatever you want to label it, anything to get your brain to disconnect for a few minutes each day, even if it be sleeping at your desk or staring out a window, is a welcomed break from our highly connected, rapidly moving world.
H/T: Daily Mail